7-year European Defence Fund focuses initial space awards on navigation warfare, space situational awareness

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission’s new European Defence Fund (EDF) is focusing its initial space-project funding on space situational awareness, space- and ground-based navigation warfare and a jam-resistant protected waveform for satellite communications.

The Commission inaugurated the 2021-2027 EDF, budgeted at 7.9 billion euros $9.4 billion) on June 30. Contracts for a precursor program were announced and  the fund’s initial 1.2 billion euros in project proposals was announced.

Commission officials have long said that the EDF would . . .

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